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James M Callaghan

Criminal defense Attorney at North Kingstown, RI

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Prosecutor for 8 years at with the Rhode Island Attorney General. Successfully resolved hundreds of DUI/DWI and misdemeanor matters in Washington County, Newport, and Kent County.

  2. Family
    Difficult and complicated Family Law cases call for exceptional attorneys. We handle all family matters including divorce, child custody, and relocation.

  3. Real estate
    Vast experience in closings, variances, zoning appeals, and all planning matters.

  4. DUI and DWI
    Successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of DUI/DWI matters in all Rhode Island courts.

  5. General practice
    We are located in Wickford, Rhode Island. We strive to provide the best counsel for our clients in a variety of matters. We are here to help in any way we can. We look forward to working with you.

  6. Probate
    Wills, trusts, estates and probate matters are needed by every family - big or small. We can help you prepare for your future today and tomorrow.

Callaghan & Callaghan offers experienced and expert legal advice to all clients.

We have decades of experience across a broad spectrum of practice areas including:

Real Estate: Closings, Variances, Zoning, and Planning

Criminal Law: Former Prosecutor with vast experience in all DUI, Misdemeanor and Felony matters

Family Law: Divorce, Custody, Adoption, Visitation

Litigation: Business Law, Personal Injury, and Trials



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Callaghan & Callaghan
3 Brown Street
North Kingstown, RI, 02852


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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Special Assistant Attorney General
  • Rhode Island Department Of Attorney General
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to Presiding Justice
  • Rhode Island Superior Court
  • 2003 - 2004


  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Trinity College, CT
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • Washington County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Plea Consequences
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse James
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had several cases with Jim and have found him to be very professional in his representation of his clients. He is courteous, but also a strong advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James and I have worked together and have had cases against one another. James is professional, competent and knowledgable. I am always impressed by his ability to stay calm and focused not matter how adversarial a case may become. I would highly recommend James."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known James for some time now and represented a client he was prosecuting. Throughout the case, James demonstrated his thorough understanding of the law and advocated for the state zealously yet ethically. He is an outstanding lawyer. I'm pleased he's now on "our" side!"
Car accident Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known James for over 10 years and I find him to be a professional, knowledgeable and outstanding lawyer"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Personal injury

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North Kingstown Criminal defense Lawyer James M Callaghan
James M Callaghan
Criminal defense Attorney
North Kingstown, RI
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation